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Jul 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
's possible use of chemical weapons. >> brown: then, we examine the use of a one-drug lethal injection on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: and we assess the epidemic here in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the lliam and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and
PBS
Jul 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
this year. >> brown: the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice minced no words after russia and china once again vetoed a resolution that threatened sanctions on syria. >> one can only hope that one day before too many thousands more die, that russia and china will stop protecting assad and allow this council to play its proper role at center of the >> brown: it was the third time moscow and beijing have blocked u.n. efforts to make syrian president bashar al-assad stop the attacks on his own people. and this latest veto drew condemnation from country after country. >> mr. president today was an opportunity lost, history will show us price that the people in syria and beyond will have to pay. >> by exercising their veto today, russia and china are failing in their responsibilities as permanent members of the security council to help resolve the crisis in syria. >> ( translated ): in our judgment that resolution was best opportunity and perhaps the only opportunity to put an end to the mindless violence that affects the syrian arab republic. >> brown: the chinese and russians argued the res
PBS
Jul 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
.n. security council after russia and china, again, exercised their veto power. the u.s. ambassador t tthe united nations says russia and china are protecting the syrian president and that thousands of civilians uld die as a result. susan rice spoke after the russian and chinese representatives at u.n. security council vetoed the latest resolution on the conflict in syria. the draft would have permitted nonmilitary sanctions if president assad's government refused to stop using heavy artillery within ten days and the resolution called for a 45-day extension of the u.n. cease-fire observers mission. the current term expires on friday. it's a third time russia and china have vetoed u.n. resolutions on syria. >> the security council has failed utterly. this is another dark day in turtle bay. one can only hope that one day, before too many thousands more die, that russia and china will stop protecting assad and allow -- >> western nations are expected to try to dlaft another resolution to extend the mission of the u.n. cease-fire observers. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon regrets the securi
WETA
Jul 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
will not hesitate to use chemical weapons -- the assad regime will not hesitate to use chemical weapons if things get worse. we go to the coast of honduras, where cocaine has become the country's curse. and running for gold. how an olympian overcame the odds to compete for america. >> when i look at where i came from, i have to pinch myself. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. tonight, the fighting in syria appears to be moving closer to the center of the capital, damascus. over the past couple days, clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have taken place in the southern suburbs of the city. now, even more worrying, syria's for ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president saleh saad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. -- syria's former ambassador to iraq, who defected last week, said that forces loyal to president assad will not hesitate to use chemical weapons. >> international diplomacy is struggling to find a way out. in these pictures, activists say people are trying to flee heavy shelling in damascus.
CNN
Jul 14, 2012 7:30am EDT
stores. he's on the phone with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> help us break down the stet lment. who is the real winner here? is it the retailer? >> unfortunately, it's not. the only winners are visa, mastercard and their banks. they have gotten a hall pass if this deal goes through. it's not a done deal. it's a proposal now. they have a hall pass to continue to raise their swipe fees without restraint and not have anybody be able to enforce the law against them. they have to be feeling good now. >> the swipe fee reduction is only for eight months. what could happen after that. it could go back up? >> i tell you, with the credit card companies, you always have to read the fine print. what you read this is remarkable. they are not even going to reduce the swipe fees for the eight months. what they are going to do is take the dollar value of that and roll it into the settlement. because there's nothing to change the structure of how they do things today, by the time the merchants actually get any of that money, swipe fees will have gone up by more than the amount of that money. me
WETA
Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
weapons and would use the myth based with a foreign attack. the suspect in the mass shooting in a colorado movie theater makes his first appearance in court. one columbine survivor is faced with tragedy again. >> to live through it twice, it is on real. -- it is unreal. it is not fair. >> forget about the canoing you did at summer camp. bbc is getting in on the act. first up, a ride down the rapids. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. faced with a foreign attack, syria will be ready to unleash its chemical weapons. that was the warning from the assad regime that served as the first public acknowledgement country possesses such materials. it comes as fierce fighting continues in damascus. our correspondent reports from the border crossing between syria. >> there are huge numbers of heavily armed government forces in this northern city determined to stop the rebel army capturing the country's commercial center. outnumbered and out-gunned, the fsa occasionally scores remarkable successes. these pictures cannot be verified, but they're said to show heavy equipment ta
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 8:30am EDT
, and he applies the brakes or uses the steering wheel to avoid the accident. >> host: why are you up here on capitol hill? what's the importance of showing this to politicians? >> guest: first of all, we think today everyone is distracted driving. we want people to be safer, we want to expose our -- [inaudible] to capitol hill. we think there are many people who can leverage that technology in order to help us save lives, to help us spread the word out there and to, you know, the families and the drivers -- >> host: is mobileye yet available? >> guest: mobileye is available for the consumers. right now we are working with several retail chains, and we are getting more and more into the retail market, and definitely. anyone who wants the system can e-mail us at mobileye.com, we'll hook him up with an installer. >> host: isaac litman is the ceo of mobileye here at the consumer electronics show in washington. stephanie lundberg is with the ford motor company, and you have a display here at the consumer electronics show. why is ford at this tech show? >> guest: essentially, ford is a technolo
CNBC
Jul 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
european blue chips including novartis. >>> positive earnings outlooks from u.s. tech giants ibm, e-bay and qualcomm. >>> smartphone tablet marketers power the world's big jegest ch makers. >> media reports say credit deutsche bank and hsbc are being investigated over alleged libor actions. >>> okay. so another show is under way this morning. >> you already had quite a busy day. >> kind of fascinating to me that this new launch of an exchange in london, in new york you had nyse and london will have more direct competition. >> what they will do, they will get companies that are already listed in europe and get them to come. >> easier to do it that way. >> so they get another pool of investors. something big has already start this morning. >> what do you mean? >> the opening championship. >> with golf. okay. >> under way. tiger tees off in 40 minutes. >> we'll bring that to you live. >> the lower house of parliament is due to vote on the spanish bailout. >> chinese banks boost lending in july. they plan to subsidize overseas development. we will find out where the money is flowing. >>
CNN
Jul 24, 2012 9:00am PDT
journalists charged today. dan rivers joins us from london to talk about this. dan, they're accused of illegally eavesdropping on the voicemails of some of the world's biggest celebrities, but also a murder victim as well. remind us just how big this case has become. >> reporter: oh, it's become vast. we're only really at the beginning of the legal process here. we've got eight people charged today with hacking phones or commissioning people to hack phones. they include rebecca brooks, one rupert murdoch's most trusted executives, the ceo of news international. her deputy andy colson has been charged with five different counts. he, of course, went on to be a communications director for the british prime minister, so there are political implications. we have a whole slew of other senior journalists on the newspaper who have also been charged. but the victims, we're getting more and more information about the variety of people whose phones it is alleged were intercepted or hacked into. sir paul mccartney, jude law, sigh ena miller, brad pitt, angelina jolie, politicians, sports stars.
PBS
Jul 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
detention facilities across syria, saying they are being used to hold in government crackdowns since pro-democracy protests started last year. >> the group said it had carried out more than 200 interviews with former detainees, military, and intelligence. almost all of them said the either experienced or witnessed torture. data powerful footage has captured what is said to be the syrian government's deadly shelling of residential areas. a new report details atrocities being committed away from the eyes of the world. >> the syrian authority is running a network of torture centers, a network of torture chambers scattered across syria. the widespread and systematic nature of this network makes it clear that it constitutes a crime against humanity. >> human rights watch interviewed more than 200 former prisoners who told of their experiences in regime torture chambers. >> when we were detained in the military intelligence prison, they hung us by our arms with our bodies suspended in the air. then they beat and taunted us. they put a metal device with a for your prongs' between your legs to c
PBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in demonstrations when they were shot. >> we were in a protest. the army shot at us with automatic weapons. the bullet hit me in the leg and broke a bone. >> there is growing international concern about syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. israel has said it would act if they felt there were falling into the wrong hands. today, the syrian foreign ministry said the weapons were safe but warned they could be used in the event of foreign intervention. >> any unconventional weapon would never be used against civilians or syrian people in this crisis. these weapons are meant to be used only in the evidence of external aggression against the syrian republic. >> several governments are putting in place contingency plans to evacuate their nationals. the fighting inside syria it shows no signs of abating. bbc news on the turkey-syria border. >> the subject of the chemical weapons, president obama had this message today for the syrian government. >> given the stockpiles of chemical weapons, we will continue to make it clear the world is watching and that they will be held accountable by the intern
PBS
Jul 22, 2012 10:00am PDT
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. religious groups aremong those expressing sorrow and outrage over the shooting massacre at a colorado movie theater on friday. president obama called for a day of prayer and reflection for the victims and their families. in other news, as the international community continued to wrestle over a response to the growing violence in syria, religious leaders intensified their calls for more humanitarian aid and an end to the crisis. a catholic archbishop inside syria urged world leaders to "speak with one voice" in order to bring about peace. meanwhile, the united nations says the number of syrian refugees has nearly tripled since april to more than 100,000. u.s. civil rights groups this week filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unmanned drone attack that killed three american citizens in yemen last october. extremist cleric an war al awlaki, hison and samir khan, a propagandist for al qaeda were all killed in the american drone strike. the u.s. says the mission was part of the war against terror. but the civil rights groups say
CNN
Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT
everything in the past. and in the u.s. we don't see them often. i'm martin savage. thanks for joining me. wolf blitzer is in "the situation room" next. >> martin, thanks very much. happening now, bruising back and forth between the obama and romney campaign. we're checking the cronyism accusatio accusations. >>> and we'll talk to someone who suggested that mitt romney may have committed a felon. >>> also crime fighting robots. this amazing technology turnss science fiction into amazing life saving facts. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first it's today's new round of attack in the presidential race campaign and the much winning battleground state of ohio this afternoon. president obama slammed the tax proposals, warninging they'll send thousands of u.s. jobs overs overs overseas. > the romney campaign is accusing them of another dishonest attack. why did the president level this new corporate tax attack on romney in ohio? >> reporter: well, wolf, the president is trying to draw sharp contrast between his campaign and romney's campaign, trying to suggest romney i
CNN
Jul 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
get government business. what's worse, they exclaim one of the companies used your tax dollars to ship jobs overseas. first of all they point to this fellow who a big democratic fund-raiser. there he is right there sitting next to the president. let's follow the trail, according to the romney people. they say that big donor there is appointed to a white house council on jobs. the private company invest in the electric car company called fiscar automote i. they are approved for a half billion dollar loan from the automotive industry. and fisker ends up having the first cars made in finland. >> what else have you found out when you dig for more details. >> well, what we find, wolf, is a totally different story. fisker tells us they got involved in a government loan program. it was back during the bush administration fisker raised about a billion dollars from investors. yeah, he's a wealthy guy. just one of the guys out there. furthermore, fisker, we asked, has your company ever been aware of any political favors. their answer, absolutely not. as for the fabulous looking cars that they're
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 11:30am PDT
kom .com the/the . thanks for joining us. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next sunday. >>> hello, everyone. you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. >>> we start in syria with surprising new revelations. a former top official says the country provided shelter an built safe havens for al qaeda for years. this is the most senior syrian diplomat to defect and publicly support the country's uprising. former syrian ambassador to iraq defected last week. he sat down with our ivan watson for his first television interview with the u.s. network. he says the country is "a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. and all orders come from president assad." >> translator: in 2003 after the american invasion of iraq a toppling of the syrian regime, they had an agreement with al qaeda so keep the road open to iraq so militants started coming from all over the world to syria under the eyes of the syrian secret police who are directly responsible for the killing of thousands of iraqis and coalition forces. he trained and provided shelter and built safe havens for al qaeda
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 3:00pm PDT
how to stop them. using chemical versions of them on your own people. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. we begin with the politics and the finances of u.s. national security and global conflict. we have fox team coverage. mike emanuel on capitol hill with former vice president dick cheney warning to lawmakers about massive defense cuts. leland vittert live in jerusalem with speculation that syria's president may be using chemical weapons against rebels. we start off with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin at the pentagon on the latest u.s. move concerning iran. good evening. >> good evening. today, defense department announced unprecedented 20 nation demining military exercise slated for september. it will take place near but not in the strait of hormuz. according to u.s. central command. >> this is not an exercise that is aimed to deliver a message to iran. this is exercise designed to within this multinational forum, increase our capabilities and cooperation. >> not only is the pentagon deploying the uss john c. stenni
PBS
Jul 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in damascus but in syria as a whole. they are wrong to underestimate us. >> these street fighting pictures and damascus were not filled by rebels, they are from state television. a tacit admission by the regime of house serious situation has become. -- of how serious the situation has become. the violence has crept in from outlying districts like these. last night, the barracks of the presidential palace were set abla. this morning's blast was a place presume to be a secure stronghold. >> this sent a message to the regime that the hands of the syrian people can reach any one side of damascus and even bashar al-assad. he is not safe anymore. >> but the regime still commands a powerful and ruthless security apparatus. this is worrying to the rest of the world. >> this is a situation round of the spinning out of control. for that reason, it is extremely important that the international community, working with other countries, have concerns in that area, have to bring maximum pressure on assad. >> the opposition smells victory. they have been celebrating the attacks as most have lost faith in
CNN
Jul 16, 2012 10:00am PDT
and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 2:30pm EDT
the height of the violence in iraq during the u.s. occupation there. of course, the u.s. government frequently accused the damascus regime of doing that. he specifically singled out the brother-in-law of syrian president bashar al assad. he claims that the brother-in-law was running an al qaeda in iraq safe haven, safe house, on the syrian-iraqi border that was targeted by a u.s. cross-border military operation in october 2008. this defector ambassador claims he talk to the brother-in-law who was at that camp an hour after the u.s. troops targeted it, and that he was furious that it had been hit by u.s. forces. of course, we have not -- cannot get comment from the syrian government thus far about these claims, but the u.s. government was open about the fact that it targeted this camp in october of 2008, hitting what it claimed was an al qaeda in iraq militant. >> does this former ambassador believe that others from the regime will be defecting following his suit? >> well, he said that there are not many ambassadors left to defect because many of them have already been expelled from
FOX News
Jul 18, 2012 3:00pm PDT
u.s. officials are now bracing for the prospect of assad falling, or regime control of damascus collapsing on a much swifter timetable on previously contemplated. even one as short as 36 hours. >> this is a situation that is rapidly spinning out of control. for that reason, it's extrem extremely important that the national community working with other countries have concerns in that area have to bring maximum pressure. on assad. to do what is right and step down and allow for the peaceful transition. >> we call on our friends and our partners internationally to recognize that assad is a spent force hecht will not be a part of syria's future. >> at the united nations, plan to vote on a new security council resolution deferred until thursday. western intelligence agencies armed with sketchy information looked for signs of more high level defection and continued rebel momentum. >> we have seen other indications that maintains the control over the armed forces generally. he could decide however to try to mount a counter offensive, even using chemical weapons. that could extend the b
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
with us here in the studio. >> picture this inside job. a meeting in damascus this morn morning of the top officials there to discuss how to continue to crackdown, how to keep the rebels from advancing on damascus, when suddenly, the room explodes. it is just a sign of how little control the government still has, and a sign that this could be one of the final stages in this conflict. government troops fight to retain control of damascus after an attack that has shaken the regime and raised doubts about its survival. buildings in the capital smoldered, in fighting so intense the army had to call in helicopters. this just hours after state television announced that a bomb exploded wednesday morning during a national security meeting killing at least the defense minister, his deputy who was also president assad's feared brother-in-law, and the vice president. more than a dozen others in the meeting were reportedly injured, perhaps killed. it is unclear if president assad was there. the government isn't saying. >> it is part of the conflict. >> reporter: assad has not been seen publicly since
NBC
Jul 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
campaign. peter alexander covers the campaign for us. he's traveling with the candidate here in london to start us off. boy, this got interesting in a hurry. >> sometimes a small thing can turn into a big deal, brian, especially overseas. mitt romney certainly did not expect this when he planned his trip to london and now on the eve of the opening ceremony he spent the day on the defensive. it wasn't the cheering british welcome mitt romney was hoping for. >> mitt romney has turned on the charm during his visit to britain by questioning the country's ability to host the olympic games. >> reporter: but the message that he wanted to get out on this trip has been obscured. >> if he is here to make a friend he's got a funny way of showing it. >> reporter: criticism exploded on newspaper headlines. "the guardian," the times." "the telegraph" fired off this commentary. mitt romney is perhaps the only politician that could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive. touring the olympic park in london this morning prime minister
LINKTV
Jul 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
times the size of manhattan crack apart in august of 2010. the worst u.s. drought in more than half a century has sent food prices skyrocketing as millions of acres of midwest crops indoors scorching temperatures. soybean prices reached a record high wednesday, and corn prices approach the record as many farmers were forced to plow what desiccated corn fields. more than 60 percent of the continental u.s. is in a state of drought with about 1300 counties across dozens of states officially declared natural disaster areas. meat and dairy prices are also expected to rise and the drought could continue to impact food prices into next year. on wednesday, the obama administration called on congress to restore expired disaster programs to help respond. the agricultural secretary call the drought "the most serious situation and about a quarter century" and said he is pressing for rain. for our coverage of extreme weather and its ties to climate change, go to our special page on our website at democracynow.org. the banking giant capital one has agreed to pay a fine of $210 million for deceivi
PBS
Jul 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
here. activist said security forces used mortars and attacked. shooting was reported in a main street right in the heart of damascus. in other parts, things seem to be fairly normal. the main centers of the regime's power have yet to come under attack. the free syrian army is calling its operation at damascus volcano. after 16 months, the uprising has finally arrived in the capital. >> to libya, the national forces alliance looks to of done very well. in contrast to a neighbor in -- neighborin countries, islamist parties are trailing behind. here is our correspondent. >> ever so slowly, the results of libya's first democratic elections in more than 40 years are being declared. thus far, a moderate technocrats is edging ahead. he was propelled on the world stage after the fall of gaddafi. welcome to warmly by nicolas sarkozy and other global leaders. western educated and english speaking, he was credited with attracting support. he was one of the first high- profile defectors to the national transitional council at the beginning of the revolution. opponents have criticized his link to
CSPAN
Jul 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a special interest and relationship to south of the border. many of us have familial relationships. some recent, some past culture language. and i don't believe that this country has ever really focused on these attributes that could be a benefit to the united states coming and why today i think the timing couldn't be better. the growth of the latino community in the united states is the largest minority group in the united states. its voting power has been increasing tremendously and i do think that looking at south of the border there are opportunities, positive opportunities that benefit this country by a closer alliance and closer relationship. as an example, i don't think americans truly understand the significant changes that have occurred both domestically and internationally south of the border that would benefit paying more attention. as an example, the evolution and the strengthening of democracy in certain important large countries in south america and central america mexico, colombia, brazil. you know, we have cemented the space ideals of a space form of government, and coupl
CSPAN
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
into that fund today, those dollars go elsewhere without us having a say until we participate or become part of the treaty process. does that clarify? >> thank you. >> the other thing that i wondey have been covered to some extent, but i haven't heard much discussion since i arrived about how we benefit in the arctic. you talked that a little bit mr. gerard in terms of our ability to have much more of an opportunity to access the minerals and the resources under the arctic. .. the outer continental shelf. we stand here watching that happen we have a very, very significant interest in the arctic. as i mentioned earlier, shall hopefully will start that today. seems that one quarter of the world's oil and gas resources are into the arctic. why we would sit on the sidelines and watch the rest of the world development resource to us is somewhat mystified within our own 200-mile exclusive economic zone in the world that does not take full advantage of the outer continental shelf a big miss the opportunity to sit back and watch 30 years from now we missed on this decisions we made in the arctic whi
FOX News
Jul 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, that the investigation is complete. >> the last time shots were fired in a hostile incident involving a u.s. navy ship in the persian gulf was 1988. warships crippled six iranian naval vessels in a series of clashes then. the 1988 battle followed an incident in which a u.s. ship was danieled by mine thought to have been laid by iran. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. syrian ambassador who defected last week has a chilly warning how far bashar assad will go to hang on the power. correspondent leland vittert has the story and what the rebels in syria are trying to do to snatch that power away. >> rebels in damascus lit fires blocking a main highway, forcing the regime to send tankses to the street of the syrian capital to maintain control of the city. this dramatic shift in 18-month long uprising could be enough to force president aside to use chemical weapons against his own people. speaking to the bbc, he offered no proof to accusations but said he thought the syrian army may have used chemical weapons and would for sure as the conflict worsened. syrian army gunship opened fire. amateur video
KCSMMHZ
Jul 20, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, the u.s. security council approved a 30-day extension for its monitoring mission in a syrian. they are part of kofi annan's peace plan to end the 16-month conflict. >> there is no sign of any peace in syria. thousands are fleeing the country. fighting between military and rebels intensifies. >> diplomatic pressure has failed to break the impasse at the u.n. security council. for now, that means no sanctions against the assad regime. but u.n. observers will be allowed to stay on in syria. russia remains adamantly opposed to any resolution that would impose an embargo on damascus. moscow is coming under increasing criticism for its hard-line stance. the foreign ministry rejects the resolution as one-sided. >> certain western countries are blaming russia in part for the escalation of violence in syria but this is absolutely unacceptable. instead of making rude insinuations about russian foreign policy, our western partners should be convincing the syrian opposition groups to find a political solution. >> but there's no evidence of that happening anytime soon. street fighting con
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